After adding the location markers to give the image context, McCown sent it out to the Institute's email list, noting that it should be a clear evening to catch a glimpse of the International Space Station. The station will pass over our region beginning at 6:33 p.m. and be visible for about 6 minutes, she says. It travels at a speed of over 17,000 mph, orbiting the Earth at an altitude of over 230 miles, according to McCown. She advises anyone interested in seeing it tonight to look in a north–northwest direction.
"You’re looking for a bright light, similar to Venus, that is visibly moving toward the south," she explains. "Get out there and take a look, it's really a cool thing."
From Xpress freelance photographer Bill Rhodes:
Want to take pictures of it? This one was taken a few years ago. Get a tripod and point the camera in the general direction. You will want to be able to leave the shutter open. This exposure was about 20 seconds at ISO 400 with a 28mm lens at f8.
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